Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Schedule Planner

 In order to win last week’s Toolsday prize, you had to guess the identity of a telescoping tool sitting on a bracket.  Most folks knew it was a jewelry maker’s ring-sizer mandrel. We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Patti, who knew exactly what it was. Congratulations Patti, you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a set of self-organizing goodies including a copy of “SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck” by bestselling author, Julie Morgenstern. This 300-page book outlines a four-step plan to get rid of the physical and mental clutter that holds back so many of us. Plus it will show you how to stay organized after you heave the clutter, so you’ll stay on track.

Are you sick and tired of winter, dying to get some backyard projects underway?  Start planning. We’ve got plenty of ideas, inspiration and instructions for turning your yard into a spectacular hang out for entertaining and relaxing. We’ve got tips for designing an outdoor kitchen, instructions on how to build a pergola, tiki hut or fire pit. Or do you want to install a backyard horseshoe pitcorn hole game or chess set – we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to do that too.  

To win an organizing kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the contraptions pictured below are used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 5, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 5, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win an organizing kit.  
Official Rules.

1,262 Responses

  1. Diane S. says:

    Backpack frames

  2. donald says:

    old snow shoes

  3. Kathy says:

    looks like snowshoes

  4. JOAN says:

    It does look like a snow shoes.

  5. Sara Negron says:

    Ground levelers! Sounds like a realistic guess :)

  6. noah moors says:

    No clue what those are

  7. frumonce says:

    Swiss snow shoes

  8. CARL says:


  9. Melanie Plum says:

    snow sled

  10. Laura Adkins says:


  11. DarrenM says:

    Hay Sleds.

  12. Xavier says:

    Snow shoes for a three toed tree sloth

  13. Joseph Menard says:

    snow shoes

  14. DeeS says:

    Snow shoes

  15. Dave M. says:

    Perhaps these were used when transporting a tall load of hay, and they'd be hung on either side of the load and then tied to eachother for stability. There's noth'in like los'in a full loada hay!! lol

  16. Polly H says:

    animal sleds

  17. Neil says:

    Old snow shoes

  18. Kathleen says:

    They are certain to be used in snow to pull something but I don't believe they are archaic snowshoes. I know for sure that if I owned them I should/would shed them from my life to clear clutter!

  19. Jason E says:

    Definitely snow shoes

  20. Elaine says:

    Old Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes

  21. Gary123X says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes circa 1945

  22. Theresa says:

    Looks like a kind of gang plank for a boat…….

  23. Cesaria says:

    Tool used in carding wool??

  24. Deanna says:

    snow shoes

  25. Jordan Mee says:

    snow shoes!


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